Learning Disabilities

  • Parents Unlimited

    Parents Unlimited is a social group that recognises the challenges and triumphs in life that being a parent with disabilities, long-term health conditions or impairments can sometimes bring.

    The group is run by and for parents with disabilities. It does not offer any counselling, professional advice or childcare.

    They host a Facebook group ‘Parents Unlimited – Brighton & Hove Disabled Parents’ (please use the link provided by the Facebook icon below) and are currently in the process of establishing monthly meet-ups in the Brighton & Hove area, to which disabled parents are welcome to bring their children along, as well as partners or PAs.

    For more information please follow the link to the website below.

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  • LGBTQ Disability Project (Brighton & Hove Switchboard)

    Brighton & Hove Switchboard has a new group for LGBTQ disabled people who live in and around the city of Brighton and Hove. This group provides an opportunity for meet-ups, discussion, social events, volunteering, raising awareness both in LGBTQ scenes/services and in ‘mainstream’ services and MORE.

    For more information please contact Sarah-Kye by email (email address provided below).

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  • Amazing Futures

    Amazing Futures is a project for 14-25 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton and Hove, run by Amaze.

    The project runs a mixed gender peer support group, and a group just for girls and young women. They also offer one-to-one peer support, through their Peer Support volunteers. These services are for any 14-25 year olds with SEND in Brighton and Hove.

    They also run a self-advocacy group for 16-25 year olds with learning disabilities, in partnership with Brighton and Hove SpeakOut.

    The project will also offer accessible information to young people through their website, and a series of workshops.

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  • My Life Brighton & Hove Online Directory

    Supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Clinical commissioning Group, My Life is an online directory listing local Brighton and Hove as well as national organisations and services to support everyday living.

    The directory separates out services into easily navigable categories, helping you find the right organisation for your specific needs.

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  • Access Point

    Brighton and Hove Council’s Adult Social Care department aims to protect, care for and support vulnerable people. Provides information, signposting and referrals to a range of services. The website includes information about Access Point in a range of different languages.

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  • Adult ADHD Support Group Brighton

    Brighton Adult ADHD Support Group is a relaxed peer led support group based in brighton for adults (18+) with or seeking a diagnosis of ADHD to share experiences, coping strategies and support. They meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month, and you’re welcome to drop in any time between 7pm – 9pm at the Brightelm Centre, Roof Room (top floor). Then, for those that wish, at 9pm we go to the Caxton Arms pub.

    Our group is relaxed and friendly on arrival you will be welcomed by an organiser. We normally have around 20 people attend our events and every month we have new people join us, so if you are nervous about attending your first meeting, do not worry as you won’t be the only new person. If you want to bring a friend, family member or partner along please feel free. No appointment necessary. – Brighton Adult ADHD Support Group Website

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  • Amaze

    Amaze offers information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex, as well as an “Amazing Futures” service for young people aged 14-25 with SEND in Brighton and Hove.

    The charity offers a wide range of services, including a telephone helpline, help with PIP forms, workshops, support groups and befriending. Their “Amazing Futures” project for young people with SEND offers one-to-one peer support activity groups for 14-25 year olds with SEND, and a self-advocacy group for 16-25 year olds with learning disabilities called the Power Group, provided in partnership with SpeakOut. You can also apply for a Compass Card through Amaze – a leisure discount card for 0-25 year olds with significant SEND in Brighton and Hove or West Sussex; or a Carers Card – a discount card for carers in Brighton and Hove.

    In addition, Amaze supports the Parent Carers’ Council (PaCC) – Brighton and Hove’s parent carer forum for families with children and young people with additional needs.

    See their website for further information about their services, and an extensive range of articles and factsheets for parent carers.

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  • ASpire

    ASpire support adults with Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism and social issues through mentoring and group activities.

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    Assert provides services for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) and High Functioning Autism (HFA). They offer one to one support, benefits advice and support, a monthly drop in for people with AS/HFA, monthly mutual support group for parents, partners and carers of people with AS/HFA, one to one support for parents, partners and carers of people with AS/HFA, social events and social inclusion activities for people with AS/HFA, Resource Library, and liaison with statutory services on behalf of individuals. They also offer support for people with AS/HFA in accessing volunteering opportunities with other charities and community groups, two Life Skills courses which run for 6 months each, with additional one to one support and a monthly walking group.

    Assert can also provide information and advice to services and organisations that work with people with AS and HFA, and can provide training to other professionals wanting to increase their knowledge of working with people with AS and HFA.


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  • Autism Sussex

    Autism Sussex is an independent, not for profit organisation and registered charity, whose aim is to provide a range of opportunities for children, young people and adults with autistic spectrum conditions and/or Asperger syndrome. Autism Sussex provides a range of services which are autism-friendly, individualistic, structured, predictable and low-arousal, which ensures that service users are better able to manage their anxieties, stress and social interactions more successfully.

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